New Study Finds Teacher Burnout May Cause Student Stress

By Andrew Pillow

Student stress has long been a topic in education circles. So too has teacher stress. But now there is a study that appears to link the two.

The study out of The University of British Columbia basically implies that stress could be contagious in a classroom environment.

The study measured stress by testing the cortisol in 400 elementary students and their teachers. The teacher stress is commonly attributed to not adequately being able to support the students.

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Andrew Pillow

Andrew is a technology teacher at KIPP Indy College Prep. He is graduate of the University of Kentucky and a Teach for America Alum. Andrew just recently finished his commitment as a Teach Plus Policy fellow, and he is looking forward to putting the skills he's learned to good use. Andrew has written for several publications in the past on a wide variety of topics but will be sticking to education for his role on Indy/Ed.